Darren Wang and Jelly Lin Take on Iconic Leads in Preview for C-movie Version of It Started With a Kiss

Valentine’s Day feels apropos for the premiere of the C-movie version of It Started With a Kiss (Itazura Na Kiss) adaptation, this time starring TW-actor Darren Wang with C-actress Jelly Lin. It’s the umpteenth take on the story of a dim and persistent high school girl and her all consuming and ultimately successful crush turn romance with the smartest cutest guy on campus. Thanks to their parents being friends and the close proximity of cohabitation, of course, but we cares when the leads are written to feel like complementary halves that help patch what’s lacking in the other and make each other better. The movie is from the producer Chen Yu Shan who did the hit TW-movie Our Times which launched Darren Wang’s career a few years ago, and now he’s back in high school uniform in likely his last go-around for that age bracket. The preview looks cute and I think the story is lightweight enough the be enjoyable even truncated to a two-hour running time. Continue reading

TW-drama Remake of It Started with a Kiss Teases the Famous Kiss Scene with Leads Dino Lee and Esther Wu

Like it or not, the next adaptation of shoujo manga story Itazura na Kiss (It Started with a Kiss) is coming soon like a train that doesn’t even realize it’s making the umpteenth round into the same station. Will viewers … Continue reading

Pretty Young Newbies Cast as the Leads of the Japanese Movie Version of Itazura na Kiss

Casting is complete and filming underway for the upcoming Japanese movie adaptation of popular shoujo manga Itazura na Kiss. The movie is called Itazura na Kiss The Movie ~Haisukuru hen~ (Mischievous Kiss The Movie: High School version) and stars two … Continue reading

From Favorite to Best: The Three Versions of Itazura na Kiss Poll and Discussion

Everyone has their own favorite flavor of ice-cream, and even the exact same flavor of ice-cream can taste different despite the same basic ingredients of milk and sugar. I look at the various drama adaptations of the Japanese manga Itazura … Continue reading